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FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
. jim and i are here, we are ready, we are not coming in to work at 11 like senator mcconnell just said we will be here earlier than that in the house. we are ready to receive whatever the senate is going to send to us. we thought something might come foe tonight but it didn't. i am optimistic we can reach agreement and reach across the aisle and get something passed for the american people not because of political party but because it's the right thing to do. >> the american people have an 18 percent approval rating of congress, is it any surprise here we are a little more than 24-hours before we go over this cliff p and this deal can't get done. i mean, congressman langford, let me go to you. what is the hold up here. you guys have agreed apparently in the house. >> we have actually. we have see questionsstration in may we have waited on the senate since may. obviously well after the election. this is something that could have been done last summer. this is not some big surprise. that's the frustration. we are here on the house side waiting for the senate response waiting to come back
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
honor you. and then, finally, we're also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim, as we all know, jim webb came here, did something very few freshmen can do by getting a major new piece of legislation passed, the new g.i. bill, and on the committee he's been really critical to our thinking about the far east. he was the first american to visit burma in ten years, and i'm proud to say i think i may have been the one who was there before that, but he changed the policy, he knew we had to lift the sanctions and move it, and his contribution to thinking about the trans-pacific partnership, the continued efforts on vietnam mias has been a superb contribution. he's a great thinker, and we appreciate his service. and jim demint, jim demint and i have, obviously, disagreed on a number of treaties and initiatives in front of the committee, bun of the great things about -- but one of the great things about jim demint is you know where he stands. he knows what he believes, we do. he's been a terrific advocate for his point of view, and we're confident that in his, in the new hat that he's g
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 10:00am PST
if both sides can't bridge the divide? tara dowdell, democratic strategist, with former jim mcgreevey and david webb, accident cirrus xm patriot radio. good to see both of you. i want to begin with this. last night on fox news, this is what south carolina senator lindsey graham had to say about this meeting today. he said, quote, anytime you announce a meeting publicly in washington it's usually for political theater purposes. so, tara, is this all show? >> well i agree, obviously there is always some political theater going on in politics. i would say this year's oscar though goes to john boehner for pretending toe be nexting in good faith. throughout this whole process he has been the primary person pointing fingers and the democrats offered several different, several different opportunities for the speaker to come to the table, compromise opportunities. most recently even agreeing to seen less tax revenue as part of the deal. so i think that the issue here is that it is going to be very difficult for the republicans to come behind a compromise plan which has tax increases an
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